JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Sarah Ann OAKLEY, wife of Joseph J Oakley, 213 south Second street, died 
Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Oakley's health failed almost fourteen years ago, 
and two years later her health became further impaired, and since that time she had 
been an invalid much of the time. For almost three years Mrs. Oakley had been not 
only bedfast but helpless, suffering with what was styled progressive palsy. 
Mrs. Oakley was born March 27, 1854 in Flora, KY., and her maiden name 
was JINES.  She came to Mt. Vernon early in life and practically her entire life 
was spent in this city. 
Mr. and Mrs. Oakley were married in the winter of 1871 and their married life 
covered a period of almost 57 years.  Mrs. Oakley is survived by her husband, 
Joseph J. Oakley, two sons, Orley Oakley, St. Louis, and Fred Oakley, Howell, 
Ind. and three daughters, Mrs. James HENRY and Mrs. E.W. THRELKELD, Mt. 
Vernon and Miss Maud Oakley, Indianapolis.  Two sisters, Mrs. Wm. HALL, 
Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Wilson RALLS, Dahlgren, survive. 
Funeral services were held today at 2 o'clock at the Epworth M.E. church, 
conducted by Rev. J.H. DAVIDSON and burial was had at Sursa cemetery. 

December 17, 1928  Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(Sarah was married to my GG uncle)
 
 
Visit RootsWeb
 HOME | OBIT INDEX
Please send additions & corrections to 
Jefferson County Coordinator Cindy Ford
© 2005-2012 by Cindy Ford
All rights reserved